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ThelXQclnl Taper ot Ilarnej County
hit tho largest circulation adUo4aof
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Cover an area of 0,428,800 iti'tet of
land, 4,034,061 acres yet vacant eiibivcl
to entry under the public land laws of
ttio United Btalei.
NO. 37
nderable interest Shown by Local
Farmers---Good Results
Hit Kerr, Dr. Withycombc and Prof. Lewis of Oregon
gricultural College Give Harney County Farmers Good
Ivlcc and Encouragement Sure Wc Can Make Success.
who attended tho farm-1 with this section and discussed
Mtute the first of this week
are of scientific farming
Ifore. In point of num-
attendance, so far as
farmers are concerned, it
liave boon better, but
le standpoint of real rc
id beneficial discussion it
entire success.
Names Withycombe and
I. Lewis of the Agricul-
Sollege nrrived here on
afternoon and were
for the work Monday,
er nothing was done until
I. S. Geer presided
i program was of a more
reneral character. Among
il speakers were Mr. Geer
iper Davis. Prof. Lewis
interesting talk on fruit
and was followed by Dr.
ombe who took up agri-
t in a general way.
fithveombe is quite en-
tic as to the future of this
alley and insisted that we
(magnificent field for agri-
He had visited various
In this vicinity and said
pas no doubt of our suc-
aising all kinds of grain
oper cultivation and con-
bn of the moisture. Ho
iized the necessity of more
ye cultivation and sugges-
ne things that would add
buccess. He said he had
one place on that day
he, at the expense of
cents an acre, could have
ed the yield on that par-
ract at least 3,000 bush-
iWithycombe would urge
the best forage plant
entire country. This
to be his "long suit" as
It quite- at length upon
it as the salvation of this
Not only is it good for
every way, but it also
lup the soil in elements
ike it richer and more
ive. in another aouress
lay evening the Doctor
impressed his sincere faith
Successful raising of all
smd alfalfa. He further
ed some helps and men-
i three implements that
do used extenslvels in this
- They were the spike
fcrrow, weederand carru
lller. These implements
i found of great benefit
be soil in proper condition
the moisture and give
bst chance for growing.
that dry farming was a
natter if one applied
,' sense methods and care-
ptdied soil conditions.
I Kerr, president of the
jiral college, missed con-
at Baker City and did
ive until Tuesday. Dr.
ive an excellent address
lay evening, prefacing
remarks concerning his
ons of this big valley.
Irred incidentally, to the
experiment station and
nad not the least doubt
: a station here would be
success and of great
southeastern Oregon,
the matter was in the
the board of regents
Id be decided at an early
resident Kerr left a very
impression upon
kned to his address upon
ml lines, He feels tho
of morp interest in
the great masses along
of soil culture and pro-
ttipg tn cm for Hfo
kpany with C. F. McKin-
ge Levens. and G. A.
Dr. Kerr spent the en-
Wednesday touring tho
Halting various sections
apg particular inspection
iof grain, The gentle.
lite favorably impressed
its advantages and drawbacks
f i.i-A maaI. ...lift hin AAmnnnlnMR
He feels tho necessity of co
operation with this vast section
and his visit will no doubt result
in much good to the country
Dr. Withycombe and Prof.
Lewis left Wednesday morning
for Vale where an institute was
held yesterday and another one
today at Ontario. President
Kerr left Thursday afternoon in
the auto expecting to be present
and take part in the program at
Ontario today.
Work Berlas oa Rival to the llarrlman
Road up Decbute Canyon.
Railroad grading equipment,
consigned to Porter Bros., con
tractors, was unloaded here to
day, says a dispatch from The
Dalles to tho Orcgonian, nnd
preparations have been made to
begin in the morning transfer
ring the material to Sherars
bridge, on tho Deschutes River.
Work on a railroad through
the Deschutes canyon into Cen
tral Oregon will begin immedia
telyby Monday at latest and
this road will not be Harriman's,
according to the contractors.
This is regarded here as the
first move in a titanic struggle
between Harriman and Hill for
control of the Deschutes grade
into interior Oregon, and a repe
tition of the tactics carried on
four years ago when Hill bested
Harriman for control of tho only
route down the north bank of
the Columbia River.
Johnson Porter, member of
the firm of Porter Bros., con
tractors, is in the city and sup
erintended the unloading of the
grading equipment Mr. Porter
will not admit that his company
is working for Mr. Hill, but
insists he is not in tho employ of
Mr. Harriman.
Mr. Porter is the contractor
militant who built tho North
Bank for Hill in the face of
Harriman's active and some
times forcible opposition.
"Do you expect to beat Mr.
Harriman in this race as you did
when working for Mr. Hill in
constructing the North Bank
road?" Mr. Porter was asked.
"We are not here to make our
boasts; wo are here to build a
railroad up the Deschutes Can
yon, nnd if there is any race we
expect to win, of course," was
Mr. Porter's reply.
"There is plenty of room up
the Deschutes canyon for two
roada," continued tho railroad
contractor. "There is plenty of
room for us and Mr. Harriman,
too. Our surveyors have found
it is possible to parallel the O.
R. & N. between The Dalles and
the mouth of tho Deschutes
River, and the grade up tho
canyon will not bo difficult.
"Our surveys have all been
made, everything is in readiness
for actual construction. If pos
sible, we hope to get tho men to
work within a week. Work will
be rushed as fast as men and
teams can be supplied. I shall
start for Sherar's bridge in tho
morning, where wo expect to do
our first work. The first camp
will bo established a. littlo this
Bide of Sherar's bridge. Another
camp will bp established on tho
Charley U'Ren ranph, abovo
White Horse' rapids, opposite tho
mouth of Wftpn Spring River,
about 75 milgs from Tho Dalles.
MWo have now 10Q men who
are ready to go to work, put wo
need more men and tems. Wo
have sufficient equipment hero
for use by 800 or 000 men. Our
first move after getting the con
struction camps established will
bo to provide supplies for tho
men and teams. They can't livo
on sago brush you know, and it
will lake some littlo time to get
all in readiness for the active
construction campnign, "
Mr. Porter smiled when tho
question wns asked if this wero
not nnother Hill coup directed
against Harriman's evident in
tention of building nt once into
Central Oregon.
"I don't want Mr. Hill's name
montioned in connection with
this matter," said Mr. Porter.
"This may bo any ono of many
other roads besi ies Mr. Harri
man's. It may bo tho Milwaukee
or tho Chicago Northwestern or
ono of a score of others.
No, wo do not represent the
Oregon Trunlc line. We repre
sent ourselves, you may say. We
hivo surveys for construction
work comploted as far as Mad
ras, and intcud to rush construc
tion work up tho Decchutea can
yon. "Wo don't care to say just
which side of the Deschutes Can
yon wo shall occupy, For a por
tion of tho way the road will be
on ono side of tho river and for
other portions on tho other side."
In "this city tho supposition is
that Porter Bros, are tho con
struction agents of Mr. Hill.
Tho North Bank road, consider
ed by engineers to bo ono of tho
marvels of railroad "building in
the Pacific Northwest was con
stru:tcd by Porter Bros.
A most important addition to
tho agricultural literature of tho
world has just been issued by tho
Dry Farming congress in tho
form of a "Hnndbook of Infor
mation" which contains the
official report of the proceedings
of the third sessions of the or
ganization which was known as
the Trans-Missouri Dry Farming
congress prior to the convention
Cheyenne, Wyo., last February
says an exchange. This report
is a comprehensive review of the
work of the congress and con
tains, in addition to tho address
ee and papers delivered before
the convention at Cheyenne, tho
complete report of Statistician
W. H. Olin, in which n review of
the actual results of dry farming
throughout the world is given,
together with suggestions and
recommendations to dry farmers
that will be found available to
those hardy settlers who are in
vading tho public lands of the
west and transforming tho for
mer so-called deserts into pro
ductive farms.
The contents of tho book are
convenienty classified and in
dexed so that any reference to
any subject relating to dry farm
ing may be found without delay.
The book, issued as a handbook
of information for farmers, is
sent without extra charge to the
members of the congress in good
standing and may be purchased
for $1 a copy by others interested
in the subject. It is published
by the Dry Farming congress
which will hold its fourth ses
sions and the Second Internat
ional Exposition of Dry Farm
Products at Billings, Mont, Oct
25-29, 1009. Those who desire
tho handbook may send $1 to
Secretary John T. Burns of tho
congress for membership.
R. B. Post of tho United States
Geological Survey has just re
turned from a trip through Har
ney, Malheur, Grant and Baker
counties, whero ho has been en
gaged in gathering data regard
ing tho hydrography of those
sections. Mr. Post reports a
great rush of people into Harney
Valley for tho purpose of taking
homesteads in the 59,000 acre
tract recontly thrown open to en
try. .Added impulse was given
to tho desire to obtain lands in
this tract, by tho fact that a
great deposit of light gravity pe
troleum ib known to exist in that
vicinity. Mr. Post believes that
production of oil in Central Ore
gon will quickly sojvo the ques;
tion of railroads for this long
neglected district PrinevilJo
II. J. Hansen pf tho Burns
Meat Market is prepared to fur
nish bacon, hams and lard to
sheepmen and ranchers In any
quantity, Special prices fo,r htg
Prof. Lewis Gives Excellent Pointers
to Local Horticulturists
Would Recommend Planting of Onc-Ycnr-Old Trees on Well
Drained, Frost Protected Soil"Very (lenerous Pruning and
Good, Thorough Cultivation Accessary to Best Success.
One of tho most interesting
talks during tho farmers' insti
tute was that of Prof. Lewis on
horticulture. Prof. Lewis went
into detail in tho matter of grow
ing fruit and recommended some
varietiesithat would do well. His
discussion of the ideal orchard
spot whoro proper drainage may
be had as well as protection from
frosts were to tho point and
showed his thorough knowledge
of his subject
Prof. Lewis insists that trees
will not do well unless properly
cultivated, Ono can not depend
upon irrigation alone, but must
stir tho soil frequently and
thoroughly. Water alone will
not make an orchard thrive. He
rccomends a mulch of decompos
ed stable manuro and straw over
it to assist in holding tho mois
ture. This will also hold trees
back and prevent danger from
early frosts.
I'rof. uswis lurtner recom
mends setting out one-year-old
trees as they will adapt them
selves more quickly to climatic
conditions and a larger per cent
of the trees may bo saved. Ho
cautioned thoso present regarding
the importance of healthy roots
if roots are broken cut them
off then sot the tree 2 or 8 in
ches deeper than It was in the
nursery and bco that tho dirt is
well packed around tho roots.
He further says that it is almosU
impossible to prune I roes too
much for tho first threo years,
or until thoy become benring.
He suggests cutting back nt
least one-half of the season's
growth during the early life of
the tree and start the lims out
as low as the knee, keeping tho
inside limbs cut out, as thus the
tree may bo made to spread with
loss danger of breaking from
high winds.
Should the soil lack nitrogen
the stable manure will supply
such needs.
Among the varieties of apples
he would recommend for this alti
tudo are tho Yellow Transparent,
Wolf River, Wealthy, Ben Dnvi?,
Yellow Newtowns, Red Astrican,
Dutchess of Oldenburg, Aloxun-
der, Gravenstcin. The first
three named in this list have
b&n successfully tried hero.
Others named have been planted
and are doing well, but have not
been out long enough to ascer
tain how they will bear. A sec
ond list was also suggested
among them being Mcintosh
Red, Wagner and Rome Beauty.
Tho gentleman said tho Russian
apples were best adapted for this
altitude and climate and thoso
named are from Russian blood.
Among the crabapples he sug
gested Russian, Whitney, Flor
ence and Martha. Tho latter
has not been as successful here
as the others named, however,
His first choico of pears is the
Bartlett, Clapp's Favorite, Sock
et and White Dinn.
Almost any variety of tho Jap-
aneso plums ho considered would
do well hero and tho same might
be said of tho French and Italian
Prof, Lewis considered tho
Olivetto sour cherry tho best
adapted to this section, although
tho Lambert would dQ very woll
as would also the Richmond and
Late Puke, Hp would not rec
comend th.o Royal Ann it all.
Ho considered certain vnrietios
of grapes would bo a succo3s and
the Ijest would, be the Worden or
$arly Ifloores,.
Clark Seedling strawberries,
Cuthbeptand Blackcap raspbor-
ries, Luoretla Dewberries tiro all
good varieties, The latter is
particularly hardy,
Prof, Lewis' made some good
suggestions tp overcome frqst.
If proper location Is made hot
much danger of difficulty will po
experienced. With tho air cur
rents right small fires with
straw, sago brush or dry manure
may bo used effectively at small
cost. Tho greatest danger of
frost according to Prof. Lewis,
is at blooming time. After the
fruit is once set frost will not
hurt so much,
In roply to tho best mothod of
destroying aphis Prof. Lewis
snid that ordinary sheep dip was
good, 75 percent wnter. Ho did
not consider aphis a very serious
pest For cut worms ho recom
mended a strip of cotton batten
around tho trunk of tho tree or
sticky fly paper. '
Portland business interests arc
planning to send a big delegation
to Coos Bay. The occasion is to
bo the convention of the Oregon
Idnho Development leaguo,
which meets nt Marshfleld in
August. The plans have not yot
been worked out, but will bo
comprehensive. There is agita
tion in fnvor of chartering a
steamer ond loading it to the
guards with prominent business
men. It is argued for tho plan
thnt the son trip will afford a
convenient outing at small cost
and that development of tho
ah to can bu furthred whilo the
delegation is on plcasuro bent
No move thnt Portland busi
ness men can make will bo more
fruitful of benefit to both visitors
and visited. Coos Bay is a part
of Oregon and is struggling
against ndvorso conditions. Tho
district is without transportation
to tho interior. It is a region
ricli with stored resources nnd
virilo men. It has aspirations
thnt call for sympathy and en
couragement, und Portland is in
position to extend them. To
reach out a helping hand is to
build up Oregon, and the build
ing of Oregon in its every part
is promotion to Portland.
Tho country admires broad
gnuge men. People applaud
broad gauge cities. Tho man
who is absorbed wholly in his
own affairs and takes no interest
in public concerns is a dead
weight The land hog who Bits
on his city lots and waits for a
buyer at inflated values, is an
other. Tho miser chuckling over
his interest tolls and rent fees in
his dingy oilico is still another.
Nono of them is of value as a
factor in working out the com-J
mon destiny. Somebody must
promote the public interest, but
no help will como from tho land
hog or tho miser. Thoy aro the
dollar scavengers of society and
a load that tho social body must
carry. Ono livo business man
who can see to tho interior of
tho state and wish for its growth
is worth them all.'nnd more. It
is tho men whoso mental horizon
is wider than their offices or
their store buildings that count
It is from such that tho delega
tion that is to go to Coos Bay
will bo recruited. It is by such
men that the fututo achieve
ments of Oregon n,nd tho north-,
west will bo writton. It is such
men that can see that to go out
nnd help make Coos Bay, Eugene,
Salem nnd nil other towns and
districts in Oregon is to help
Tho Chinaman washes the
dirty llnon of his patrons, plays
fan tan nnd lets Portland survive
or perish n,(t may happon, Tho
saloonist in tho tenderloin takes
his feo for tho drinks and lets
tho town wag on, It is not in
tho unconcern of these 'that
Portland can mount to the
hoights, The way is through
brains that tako note of whither
we aro drifting, how wo are to
got there and who is to do it
f ho Portland businwn men who
go to Coos Bay in August will bo
builders whoso hands are not
idle, but are ready to gamer the !
sheaf when it Is ripe. Journal. J
A beautiful wedding occurcd
at tho home of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles A. McConnhy, of Park
Place, at five o'clock, last eve
ning, in which their second
daughter, Miss Carolyn, was
wedded to Aden Orson Faulkner,
of Bums, Oregon, with a most
elaborately executed ceremony.
Tho service, which was conduc
ted by Rev. Jesso Swank, pastor
of tho First M. E. church, was
preceded by bridoal music con
sisting of thoBolo, "All for You,"
sang by Miss Ruth McConnhy, a
cousin of tho bride; "Oh Promise
Me," rendorcd by Mrs. Harriot
Hall Crouse, of Mansfield, and
the "Lohengrin" wedding
march, played by Miss Ethel
Clark, who continued to play
"Traumeroi" during tho nuptial.
At the close Miss Elizabeth
Stein, of Elyria, sang Toski's
"Could I." Misses Edna Hum
phreys, Florence Vorpe, Frances
Manship and Ethel Humphreys
Berving as ribbon bearers, form
ed tho path for the bridal party,
which was led by Rov. Swank,
Master Frank Crouse, of Mans
field, as ring bearer, carrying
the golden band concealed in a
pure white callow lily, next
appeard and was immediately
followed by littlo Miss Marcello
Lceson, the flower girl, tho
groom nnd his best man, Richrrd
Williams, of Indianapolis, the
bride and maid of honor, her
sister, Miss Grace McConahy.
double ring ceremony was most
impressively used in the troth.
The brido was handsomely
gowned in a creation of white
silk and lace and carried n bou
quet of bride's roses, her maid
appearing in pink with roses of
tho same shade. The decora
tions were particularly pretty,
tho bridal bower being a canopy
of palms, ferns nnd daisies from
which a dainty floral bell was
appended. A dinner was nicely
served in threo courses later, all
of tho tables with the exception
of that reserved for the bridal
party were arranged on the lawn.
The place cards, heart shaped,
hand-painted in pink, to which
was attached miniature silver
shoes and sacks of rice. Mr.
and Mrs. Faulkner left at seven-
thirty o'clock, for a bridal trip to
South Whitley, LaFayctte and
Indianapolis, at tho close of
which they will return to "this
city to prepare for tho journey
to their now homo at Burns,
Oregon. Van Wert Daily Bulletin.
On Monday a band of 1700
head of two-year-old heifers
passed through town on their
way to the Klnmath' Indian Res
ervntion. This is tho first of 5,
000 head purchased of Wm. Han
ley of Burns, by the government
for tho Indians of that reserva
tion. Another bunch of 2500 is
expected to go through in a fow
days, tho remainder to bo deliv
ered somo time in September.
The price paid to Mr. Hanloy for
tho heifers delivered is $20.75
per head, It is the intention of
the government to start tho red
mdn in tho cnttlo business with
expectations that they will be
come cattle barons. Silver Lnko
(Man or Woman)
A 320 Acre South Afiucan
Veteran Bounty L,ani Certif
icate. Issued by the Depart
ment of the Interior, Government
of Canada, Ottawa, under the
Volunteer Bounty Act, 1908,
Good for 310 acres of any Domin
ion Land open for entry in Alber
ta, Saskatchewan, or Manitoba.
Any person over tho ago of 18
years., MAN OR WOMAN, can
acquire this: land with this Cer
tificate without further charge
For immedihto saleOO. Write
or wlro, L, E. Telford, 131 Shuter
Street, Totonto, Canada,
ESTRAYED-Ono old brown
nlare, four yearling colts and ono
yearling mule. Branded with a
heart on loft or right stifle. $25
reward to any 'ono who will hold
them for me and let mo know.
Last seen on Emigrant creek
near J, H, Garrett's.
B, W. Parker, Burns, Ore.
Great Carnival of Bargains
This is the semi-annual clean
ing up time, when we dispose
of all short and surplus lines of
stock in order to make room
for our new fall merchandise
shortly to arrive.
Bargains in all summer dress
goods, white goods, embroideries
corsets, laces, novelties, etc.
Everything we have tor sale is
as bright and fresh as the day
we received them, and reduced
prices will prevail until all our
summer lines are sold.
nsr. zBZEeqrwnsr 6z sonsrs
3jt-wiT'i i.TMrAcroT sTsna eraa-rcx: 100
Patron will receive Trading Stamps, during this sale.
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The Harney Valley Brewing Co.
Manufacturers of
&3ure Boda Water
Family Trade Solicited Frec'Dcllvcry
T. E. JENKINS, Manager
CHAS. BEDELL, Proprietor.
Burns, - - Oregon.
Wines. Liquors and Cigars.
Billiard and Peel Tables.
Club Rooms in Connection.
KiiSiiA3 g$&
Over 000 BlKi Send (or
Dooutlful HMtlPr'00 Ll8t
DoBlgne. jCrBt Clroulara.
uiHUrniin iv
uaiea eroirc. con 3.
Will be glad to furnish
To anjone desiring
See bis Handsome
Burns, Oregon
Afford the Best Accommodations !j
to be had in Harney County j
The patronage of all guests under the old management jj
especially sylicited.
Rutes $1 a day, $6 a week, $24 a month j
Henderson Elliott. Proot. i
llelo lor Tlioie who hare Ktamith Trnnhl
Aftttr doctorinjr for about
twelyo years for a bad stomach
trouble, nnd spending nearly five
hundred dollars for medicino
and doctors' fees, I purchased
my wife one box of Chamber
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets,
which did her bo much good that
she continued to uso them and
thoy have done her more good
than all of the rnedecino I bought
boforo. Samuel Boyek, Folsom,
Iowa. This medicino is for salo
by nil good dealers.
TwcnlyPlve Ccntt It the Price ol Peace.
Tho torriblo itching and smart
ing, incident to certain akin di
seases, is almost instantly allayed
by applying Chamberlain's Salve,
Prico, 25 cents, For salo by all
good dealors.
until you havo BO&n our New
DevMe Barrel Models fitted.
withSteYMwCowprtfsed Forged
Steel Btrrek
Tho mode of constructing thoa
cunerb Trap and VIM Uuu Is
fully eet forth In our Now Shot
gun Pamphlet. Send two-con t
Litauip lor It.
AA your Dtlr
fur SUycu
Dcsl-Blae Gui,
Insist on our mail.
CUmn FUi, VUu,